A Pastry Chef's Questions About Torture in America

Medium Lobster at Fafblog answers questions about torture in American prisons. [hat tip Suburban Guerilla]

Avedon Carol at Sideshow has a round-up of the urine-spraying articles. You can leave comments there now too.

Crooks and Liars highlights AfterDowningStreet.org. ADS is a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which has launched a campaign to urge Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. To join the alliance of bloggers supporting the campaign, go here.

TBogg explains why Iraq is like Vietnam and what's going to happen.

Like Viet Nam, we are losing in Iraq. That's a fact. You cannot beat an insurgency that seems to have an unlimited amount of "martyrs" willing to walk into the public square and blow themselves up taking twenty or so citizens with them. The American military is bunkered into the Green Zone behind blast-proof walls and razor wire because; if they walk out into the streets...they're going to die. It's Fort Apache the Bronx. Those who are supposed to be in control of the streets are the Iraqi policemen, but if they are in control, then why do they have to wear masks? Because, if they don't the insurgents will come to their houses and kill them. Iraq is probably the only country in the world whose entire police force is in the Witness Protection Program.

With every American death, with every request for more billions for Iraq, the American public that initially supported the war starts to edge away from it as if it smells like last weeks garbage. Military recruiters are currently doing everything short of shanghaiing high school kids and they still can't meet their recruitment goals. Soldiers are being kept in Iraq for too long. We are running out of money, soldiers, patience, and more importantly, the will to fight in Iraq.

Which is exactly what happened in Viet Nam.

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    Re: A Pastry Chef's Questions About Torture in Ame (none / 0) (#1)
    by DawesFred60 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:41 PM EST
    No Way! we don't have any kind of Torture in our Land of freedom and justice, well not much anyway!, if you really want to know facts about this subject go to key lee, behind the walls, and stop prison rape. It may open your eyes to what we really are doing to the insane and the innocent with the guilty and above all have fun. because the system is having lots of fun doing it and someday you may be the subject of that system of justice.

    Re: A Pastry Chef's Questions About Torture in Ame (none / 0) (#2)
    by MikeDitto on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:42 PM EST
    I don't notice any of the big liberal blogs in that alliance (Eschaton, Daily Kos, Americablog, TalkLeft, MyDD, etc.). Is there a reason for that?